Usually, when you hear the term "coming out" you probably think of individuals who identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. But there are a lot more categories than sexual preference that require "outing" ourselves to friends, family, and coworkers. Whatever seems different or odd to the vast majority of people means there must follow an explanation to support our choices.
One of these categories is definitely sharing the fact that you're a nudist. Are YOU ready to come out as a nudist? Maybe you've already shared with some loved ones that you enjoy lounging around without clothes on. And maybe you've received that look; you know the one: that look that immediately labels you a sex-crazed nymphomaniac who's hosting weekly orgies poolside. Too often, the textile-wearing crowd jumps to conclusions that because you're not into keeping your body parts covered at all times, you must be doing something sexual while you're naked.
Certainly, there is a lifestyle that is fine with that, but it's usually not just people who are nudists.
So what can you do to let people know that being naked is just like wearing another outfit?
A big part of coming out as anything away from society's norm requires education. No doubt that your friends and loved ones will have a number of questions about your choice to be naked, especially with others! Hopefully, though, by remaining open and honestly sharing the lifestyle, you'll not only educate more people, you may even find some new friends to be naked with you! And that's really what it's all about.